A compact with an optical viewfinder


Distinguished Member
As per the title.
Anyone know of any decent compacts with an optical viewfinder as well as or instead of the LCD type?.


Well-known Member
Struggled to find any. All the ones I found were 5+ year old models of 2MP or less.

Seems stupid that the budget end of the line only have LCD viewfinders, but that's marketing for you.

martin greaves

Standard Member
The Sony DSC-W300 has an optical viewfinder, as did most of the previous Sony W-series cameras, which can still be found - e.g. DSC-W130 is ~£100 on Amazon. My Mrs has a DSC-W170, one of the reaons I chose this was due to the optical viewfinder. Sony seem to be removing the optical viewfinder on the latest models however.
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